I think I’m going to lose my mind. I know it’s because I’m pregnant and tired and feeling a little overwhelmed these days but COME ON! Does she HAVE to ramble on non stop all day asking me the same questions over and over and over and over and over again?
Alright, maybe it’s not THAT bad. But it’s getting rough some days, and raining days (like today is going to be) are especially hard. So here’s my question to all my wonderful more experienced moms out there….
When is your child “old enough” to have access to craft supplies, older toys, and mess makers, without having to come to you first or have your supervision?
Doodlebug is 6 1/2 years old. I have no doubt that she would craft all day long if I let her. I don’t have time to sit all day long and drape newspaper and refill paint cups and find scissors and help cut shapes. She’s getting to the point where she likes to sit under a tree in the yard and doodle in her notebook, but I don’t let her run around with a pack of markers or even crayons. They stay out of reach because for whatever reason she finds a way to “accidentally” write her name on everything.
I’m just needed a little idea of how old she should be ready to do “older” things. When should she be able to really entertain herself for a bit, without forcing me to be mostly involved.
***Yeah, I know, give it 10 years and I’ll be begging to be “somewhat” included…. 🙂